She goes to the bedroom, comes back and hands me some papers stapled together. As I started to look over them, I recognized that they were printouts of old watchtower articles, highlighted in certain paragraphs, newspaper articles that were not, shall we say, pro-WTS and a copy of the UN NGO letter that confirmed the WTS' status. Seems innocent enough right? Wrong! All that info was on my computer and she accessed it and printed it out so that she could show the brothers that I had doubts about the org and was viewing apostate literature!!
And exactly what is "apostate" about old watchtowers, and newspaper articles? And just because the United Nations has confirmed the WTS status, where does she get off saying that that's "apostate"?
This sort of crap just pisses me off. Your wife is willing to throw away her marriage and family for a f*cking man made organization that has screwed everyone over? I'd tell her she'd better think long and careful about her decision. When she's 80 years old and sitting there all ALONE in a Nursing Home, she's going to look back and regret that she gave up her husband, family and life for this religion.
As for grounds for divorce? Well, from a worldly point of view, she can site "irreconcilable differences"; from a scriptural point of view, she has no grounds. I'd remind her (and the elders) of the following scripture:
(1 Corinthians 7:12-16) . . .But to the others I say, yes, I, not the Lord: If any brother has an unbelieving wife, and yet she is agreeable to dwelling with him, let him not leave her; 13 and a woman who has an unbelieving husband, and yet he is agreeable to dwelling with her, let her not leave her husband. 14
For the unbelieving husband is sanctified in relation to [his] wife, and the unbelieving wife is sanctified in relation to the brother; otherwise, YOUR children would really be unclean, but now they are holy. 15 But if the unbelieving one proceeds to depart, let him depart; a brother or a sister is not in servitude under such circumstances, but God has called YOU to peace. 16 For, wife, how do you know but that you will save [your] husband? Or, husband, how do you know but that you will save [your] wife?
Good luck......Let us know what happens.